Agile Transformation - Keys to Success I wanted to let you know that I've posted a two-part series on Construx's experience with Agile Transformations, pitfalls, keys to success, and so on. The videos focus on two models that describe the transformation issues we have seen on the ground. You might have seen one or both [...]
17 Theses on Software Estimation (Expanded) This post is part of an ongoing discussion with Ron Jeffries, which originated from some comments I made about #NoEstimates. You can read my original "17 Theses on Software Estimation" post here. That post has been completely subsumed by this post if you want to just read this one. You [...]
17 Theses on Software Estimation (with apologies to Martin Luther for the title) Arriving late to the #NoEstimates discussion, I’m amazed at some of the assumptions that have gone unchallenged, and I’m also amazed at the absence of some fundamental points that no one seems to have made so far. The point of this article [...]
#NoEstimates - Response to Ron Jeffries Ron Jeffries posted a thoughtful response to my #NoEstimates video. While I like some elements of his response, it still ultimately glosses over problems with #NoEstimates. I'll walk through Ron's critique and show where I think it makes good points vs. where it misses the point. Ron's First Remodel of my Kitchen [...]
#NoEstimates I've posted a YouTube video that gives my perspective on #NoEstimates. This is in the new Construx Brain Casts video series.
Understanding Software Projects Lecture Series Check out my new lecture series, "Understanding Software Projects." In this lecture series, I explain The Four Factors Lifecycle Model and how understanding that model means understanding virtually every significant aspect of software project dynamics. Current lectures are always free. Check it out at https://cxlearn.com/catalog/22. Here's a longer description from the website: [...]
Thinking About Software Executives It's hard to believe it's time to begin thinking about Construx's Executive Summit already. The Summit isn't until October (October 15-17), but there are a few long-lead-time activities. Right now I'm inviting speakers and rounding up discussion moderators. We're also finalizing hotel arrangements. Next, I'll define discussion topics, and then comes the [...]